Gender Diversity Initiatives BACKFIRE, Get Canceled
Gender Blind Diversity Initiatives BACKFIRE, Get Canceled. The latest news is that Amazon used an artificial intelligence to bring about greater diversity in the hiring process. However the social justice initiative had the opposite effect with the AI slowly learning to discriminate against women.
Other studies have shown similar results. In Australia a gender blind social justice initiative resulted in more men being offered interviews. Interestingly without the initiative women received an advantage. The results of the diversity study was replicated according to Harvard Business School.
In the past feminists have championed gender blind hiring as a way to increase gender diversity but a few studies and the latest news may prove it to be detrimental to feminism.